About Messac

Due to the effects of Coronavirus, we have delayed the opening of this base. For more information please visit our Go Boating with Confidence page.

Messac’s central location allows you to easily reach a number of Brittany’s top highlights. The coastal town of La Roche-Bernard is 10.5hrs to the south where you can sample the region’s famous oysters. It is also our closest base to Josselin (17.5hrs from Messac) with its iconic castle that sweeps majestically down to the water’s edge. Or, you can head north to busy Rennes (8.5hrs), Brittany’s capital city.

From Messac it is:

  • 28hrs (57 locks) to our base in Dinan

What you get on the base






Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Prepare for your departure' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Wifi packs

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 8:30am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 6pm


Le Boat Messac, Port de Plaisance
36, rue de la Résistance


+33 (0) 299 346 011

Travel to Messac

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the numbers below.

Taxi de la Vilaine (+33 (0) 299 346 142 | [email protected])

Taxi Chevillard (+33 (0) 660 672 335 | [email protected]).

Taxi de la Vilaine Guipry (+33 (0) 2 99 34 24 24)


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Rennes Airport (RNS)65€

Nantes Airport (NTE)142€

Dinard Pleuruit Airport (DNR) 181€

Messac Train Station 7€

Redon Train Station 53€

Rennes Train Station 65€

Nantes Train Station 129€

By Road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe


Private parking is available for a fee

By air

Closest airport(s):

Rennes: 40 km (E3)

Nantes: 100 km (E3)

Dinard Pleurtuit: 115 km (N136)

By train

Closest train stations:

  • Messac: 2km
  • Redon: 30km 
  • Rennes: 40km 
  • Nantes: 85km 

Arrival at Messac

When to arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.

Late arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our sales team. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Upon arrival

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and vacation as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive our base staff will:

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your vacation as well as engine wear and tear. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your vacation. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details.
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc.).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Your return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Local info

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express. 



De La Gare - Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 27 79

La Gibeciere - Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 06 14

Lecoq-Gadby - Rennes - Tel: +33 (0) 299 38 05 55

Anne de Bretagne - Rennes - Tel: +33 (0) 299 31 49 49

Novotel Alma - Rennes - Tel: +33 (0) 299 86 14 14



La Table de Marysam – Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 61 30

Pizzeria Grill “L’ Escale - Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 60 97

Les Templiers - Guipry - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 22 82

Crepería Du Port - Guipry - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 78 18



In Guipry: Monday - Saturday: 8.45 – 19.00 Sunday: 9:00 - 12:30


Local market

Thursday morning at Guipry



Fishing licenses and fishing articles are available at: Les Templiers Snack Bar (Guipry Port) Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 22 82


Tourist Info

Square de la Liberte,


Messac Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 61 60




Groupe vétérinaire du Sud Vilaine

Rue de la Crépinière



Tel: +33 (0) 299 346 339

Tel: +33 (0) 299 347 541